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    Porn Bailout: Larry Flynt, Joe Francis Seeking Government Money

    An article in next month's Atlantic asks, "Is porn recession proof?" According to porn magnate Larry Flynt and "Girls Gone Wild" king Joe Francis, the answer is no.

    TMZ reports that the pornographer pair is heading to Washington to ask for a $5 billion porn bailout:

    "With all this economic misery and people losing all that money, sex is the farthest thing from their mind," Flynt says. "It's time for Congress to rejuvenate the sexual appetite of America."

    Francis sees his industry like the big three automakers, only BIGGER: "Congress seems willing to help shore up our nation's most important businesses; we feel we deserve the same consideration."


    In the Atlantic article, Tom Johansmeyer reports that AdultVest, a hedge fund run by Francis Koenig that invests in porn-related assets, was up 50% in 2008 (a number that Joe Wiesenthal at ClusterStock says ought to be taken with a grain of salt). Johansmeyer goes on to discuss the recession effect on the porn industry:

    Relatively small, fragmented, and unaccustomed to outside investment, the U.S. porn industry (which generated roughly $12 billion in 2007) is some*what buffered from today's credit crunch, but it has its own problems. Video sales have been falling by 15 percent a year since 2005, and online content doesn't deliver the returns it used to, now that Web sites such as RedTube and PornHub basically give it away. Struggling companies need investors to help right their operations, and those that are thriving in a brutal market need funding for growth.

    Enter Koenig and AdultVest. He sees the porn downturn as temporary and believes that technological improvements will trigger a turnaround. One example: iPorn, a start-up in AdultVest's portfolio that is developing an application to deliver porn to the Apple iPod. "The industry's not going anywhere," Koenig says. "You've got 6 billion people on the planet," he laughs, "and they're all horny."
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    Larry Flynt lives life as it is a parody..
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    Exactly...I wish I could do that.
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    i was just about to post this...

    phvcking priceless...
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    I don't know Francis too well, really not at all other than by way of the beautiful women he's somehow got out of their clothes and onto videotape; but yeah, Larry is the best.
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    Heroes don't molest their daughter.
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    POST WHAT-----:confused:
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    I was half-joking.
    He molested his daughter? Didn't know that.
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    She says so. Who knows.

    NYDN

    If this is true, then damn.

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    Yeah, sadly, you kinda can't believe what either of them says. It's terrible to say that the girl could be lying, but that's the reality these days.
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    Larry Flynt is a piece of sh!t, if he was a Muslim they woukd have cut his head off long ago.

    God Bless the Muslims they know how to handle people like Flynt.
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    any psychologist with half a brain will tell you.....

    any child of a pornographer is being sexually abused, even without anything physical happening. Do you honestly think if your father is Larry Flynt, that wouldnt mess up a kid sexually? Hes teaching his children its ok to objectify.
    Im not talking for or against what Flynt does here, just saying, it would effect a child and how they see themselves and others sexually. Thats a form of emotional and sexual abuse.

    Now as for the allegations, i wouldnt know. But if hes already a pornographer....and i had to chose who to believe...sorry, she has more cred with me than he does.
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    Oops... wrong again.... But typical of the repress and demonize everything crowd:

    Larry Flynt

    Hillsboro, Oregon: Why does your youngest daughter say that you forced her and her sister to watch and rate porn films for your magazine?

    Larry Flynt: First of all, my daughter's sister is not my daugher. I never raised her, and I feel saddened by what she's said. I've taken a polygraph test and have a tape recording where my daughter called the office apologizing for the trouble she caused me. She admitted she need the money. Religious groups were paying her to go around the country and speak. Her allegations just aren't true.​

    If it's white athletes at college, you demand proof... If it's a porn publisher, well then a book written by a born-again religious wacko in need of cash is good enough for you... Noted.
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    oh, ok, because Flynt says so :rolleyes:

    at the very least, his kids have been damaged by having a pornographer for a father. In a he said/she said, im believing her because he already IS A PORNOGRAPHER. hello???????
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    that's not what I said... time out...

    what I said was that obnoxious eagles fan there is being quite the hypocrite, labelling Flynt as guilty without any proof...
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    Larry Flynt molested his dog, in his wheel chair, Al Franken video taped it.
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